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Caritas Internationalis Secretary General in Lebanon

Vatican News - Sat, 09/12/2020 - 08:03
Aloysius John, Secretary-General of Caritas Internationalis is in Lebanon to bring the Church’s solidarity to the suffering people and to coordinate relief efforts.
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Remembering Zambia’s Cardinal Medardo Joseph Mazombwe

Vatican News - Sat, 09/12/2020 - 06:40
The Church in Zambia recently held a series of Zoom sessions on the legacy of the country’s first indigenous Cardinal, Medardo Joseph Mazombwe who died on 29 August 2013.
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Pope: contemplation, compassion indispensable for integral ecology

Vatican News - Sat, 09/12/2020 - 05:52
Pope Francis receives a delegation from the “Laudato Si’ Communities”, which work in a concrete way to spread the values of his encyclical “Laudato Si’”. In his address he reflects on how contemplation and compassion help achieve integral ecology.
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Pope meets with families of victims of 2018 nightclub tragedy

Vatican News - Sat, 09/12/2020 - 05:24
Pope Francis on Saturday met with family and friends of those who were killed in a stampede at a nightclub in the Italian town of Corinaldo in 2018.
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Pope Francis appoints bishop for Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Vatican News - Sat, 09/12/2020 - 05:12
Pope Francis appoints Bishop Dariusz Kałuża, M.S.F., as bishop of the Diocese of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea.
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Pope's closeness to Belarus: Archbishop Gallagher in Minsk

Vatican News - Fri, 09/11/2020 - 11:10
Archbishop Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, is visiting Belarus's capital, Minsk, to demonstrate Pope Francis's closeness.
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EU delivers ultimatum to UK on Brexit

Vatican News - Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:51
The EU has threatened to launch legal action against Britain unless the government abandons its plans to rewrite parts of last year’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. It also said it would walk out of trade talks with the British government at the end of the month unless the controversial new bill was dropped. The government’s bill has also sparked a growing rebellion within its own party
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Caritas Europa calls for solidarity and action for migrants and refugees

Vatican News - Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:48
The fires that devastated the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this week and the despair its former inhabitants have highlighted the need for an urgent migration policy that puts the person at the centre.
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Cardinal Tagle with Covid-19 in the Philippines

Vatican News - Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:24
The Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples tested positive on his arrival in the Philippine capital on Thursday.
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Sister Helen Alford: Serving the Church through social sciences

Vatican News - Fri, 09/11/2020 - 08:55
Sister Helen Alford OP, newly-appointed member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences reflects on her interests and responsibilities in her service to the Church as an academician.
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UN experts report highlights human rights violations in Yemen

Vatican News - Fri, 09/11/2020 - 07:34
A report by the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen indicates serious human rights violations by all sides amid the nation’s ongoing brutal conflict.
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Fr Patton: Holy Land collection vital for local Christian community

Vatican News - Fri, 09/11/2020 - 07:22
This Sunday 13 September will see the annual collection for the Holy Land that had been postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Pope appoints new Bishops for dioceses in Zimbabwe and USA

Vatican News - Fri, 09/11/2020 - 06:47
Pope Francis has appointed a new Bishop for the diocese of Gweru in Zimbabwe, as well as three Auxiliary Bishops in the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chicago, USA.
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Pope reiterates human dimension of care of the sick

Vatican News - Fri, 09/11/2020 - 06:36
Pope Francis on Friday addressed participants in the annual global meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS), which is being held online from September 10-13.
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Angola: Diocese of Kwito-Bié celebrates 80th anniversary

Vatican News - Fri, 09/11/2020 - 06:06
The Diocese of Kwito-Bié in Angola, this week, celebrated the end of year-long festivities marking the 80th anniversary of its establishment.
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CAFOD: Change of heart needed to renew Our Common Home

Vatican News - Fri, 09/11/2020 - 06:01
CAFOD’S Director of Advocacy talks about the importance of Pope Francis’ message for the Season of Creation, and the need for urgent climate action.
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Covid-19: Mexican authorities overwhelmed by death toll

Vatican News - Thu, 09/10/2020 - 11:47
Mexico is issuing a million more death certificates, because officials are running out of them as the pandemic claims more and more lives.
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Bangladesh Catholic hospitals treat Covid-19 patients with Pope’s ventilators

Vatican News - Thu, 09/10/2020 - 10:11
Three ventilators donated by Pope Francis are being used in Catholic hospitals in Dhaka, Dinajpur and Jessore.
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Vatican Museums: Beauty that Unites! 66

Vatican News - Thu, 09/10/2020 - 09:22
Beauty creates communion. It unites onlookers from a distance, uniting past, present and future. Pope Francis has recalled this on a number of occasions. The Church has always translated the universality of the Good News into the language of art. From this premise, this dramatic moment in history characterized by uncertainty and isolation, gives rise to this initiative which is a partnership between the Vatican Museum and Vatican News: Masterpieces from the Vatican Collection accompanied by comments from the words of the Popes.
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Gospel Truth: Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 13 September

Vatican News - Thu, 09/10/2020 - 09:07
In this week's edition of "Gospel Truth”, the late Jill Bevilacqua and Seán-Patrick Lovett bring us readings and reflections from the Gospel of St. Matthew 18:21-35 of the Twentieth-third Sunday in Ordinary Time.
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